To drop a course a student must have the signature of his/her department head or advisor on the
DROP/ADD FORM (downloadable .pdf form to print out) and the form must be processed through the Registrar's Office. The W grade is given when a student drops an individual class after the final date for late registration (third class day) has passed and before the end of the first eight weeks of a quarter. After that date, students dropping classes will receive an F grade.
The deadline for dropping a class with a W grade is listed in the University academic calendar published online at http://www.latech.edu/registrar/calendar.shtml. A student may be administratively dropped from a class, or more than one class, or from the rolls of the University, if his/her dean considers such action to be in the best interest of the class or the University. In such a case, the academic dean will decide whether the student will be given a W or an F.